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Black Francis is the stage name contrived by and for Charles Thompson during his residency in college rock band the Pixies, a period that ran from the group's formation in Boston during 1986 until the dark day in 1993 when Black Francis announced during a BBC radio interview that the group was disbanding. The other members of the Pixies such as Kim Deal were not yet wise to this, finding out a tad bit later when their now former associate faxed them a transcription of relevant parts of the radio show. Thompson's next show business identity was as Frank Black, often in the bandleading context of Frank Black and the Catholics. Publishing bean counters can watch for songwriting credits under both pseudonyms as well as under Charles Thompson; in the latter case he should not be confused with the famed classic jazz keyboardist whose works were recorded by Charlie Parker and many others. Thompson released many albums under his Frank Black moniker, but returned to the Black Francis name for 2007's Bluefinger, which was a concept album about the life and death of Dutch painter/punk rocker Herman Brood and featured some of Black's most ferocious rock in years. Still working under his Black Francis moniker, Black released the sexually charged NonStopErotik in 2010. Abbabubba, a B-sides and demos collection, arrived in 2011 along with The Golem, Francis' score for the 1920 silent film of the same name. ~ Eugene Chadbourne
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Black Francis

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Black Francis

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  2.   Lake of Sin
  3.   The Water
  4.   Rabbits
  5.   Nonstoperotik
  6.   Tight Black Rubber
  7.   Band Intro
  8.   Discotheque 36
  9.   Polly's into Me
  10.   Angels Come to Comfort You
  11.   You're Gonna Pay
  12.   Discotheque 36
  13.   Polly's Into Me
  14.   The Obedient Servant
  15.   Threshold Apprehension
  16.   Astaroth
  17.   Captain Pasty
  18.   Can't Break a Heart and Have It
  19.   You Can't Break A Heart And Have It
  20.   Test Pilot Blues
  21.   Angels Come To Comfort You
  22.   She Took All the Money
  23.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  24.   The Maharal
  25.   Serious Curious
  26.   Miriam and Florian Theme
  27.   Meet Me at the Ghetto Gates
  28.   Get Away Oil
  29.   Abbabubba
  30.   Dead Man's Curve
  31.   She Took All The Money
  32.   Makanujo
  33.   Wild Son
  34.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone by Joey Santiago
  35.   O My Tidy Sum
  36.   (Oh How I Wish I Could) Stay
  37.   Lolita
  38.   Tight Black Rubber
  39.   Corrina
  40.   Il Cuchaiao
  41.   Virginia Reel
  42.   When I Go Down on You
  43.   Alabaster
  44.   Test Pilot Blues
  45.   The Conjuring
  46.   Wheels
  47.   Stars
  48.   Miriam and Florian
  49.   Bluefinger
  50.   Six Legged Man
  51.   That Burnt Out Rock and Roll
  52.   All Around the World
  53.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  54.   Little Stars Theme
  55.   Ghost Coming
  56.   Talking
  57.   Svn Fngrs
  58.   Gyaneshwar
  59.   Cinema Star
  60.   Bluefinger
  61.   The Flower Song
  62.   Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)
  63.   Custom All the Way
  64.   The Word (Reprise)
  65.   Bad News
  66.   Lolita
  67.   Captain Pasty
  68.   Monkey Gone to Heaven
  69.   All in My Mind
  70.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone
  71.   El Clavo Y La Cruz

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